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Related to abulia: akinetic mutism

abulia

 [ah-bu´le-ah]
lack of will or willpower; inability to make decisions. adj. adj abu´lic.

a·bu·li·a

(ă-bū'lē-ă),
1. Loss or impairment of the ability to perform voluntary actions or to make decisions.
2. Reduction in speech, movement, thought, and emotional reaction; a common result of bilateral frontal lobe disease.
Synonym(s): aboulia
[G. a- priv. + boulē, will]

abulia

/abu·lia/ (ah-boo´le-ah)
1. loss or deficiency of will power, initiative, or drive.
2. akinetic mutism that is less than total.abu´lic

abulia

also

aboulia

(ə-bo͞o′lē-ə, -byo͞o′-)
n.
Loss or impairment of the ability to make decisions or act independently.

a·bu′lic (-lĭk) adj.

abulia

[əbo̅o̅′lyə]
Etymology: Gk, a + boule, without will
a loss of the ability or a reduced capacity to exhibit initiative or to make decisions. Also spelled aboulia.

Abulia

Neurology A neurologic symptom characterised by reduced motor and cognitive activity coupled with indifference to the consequences of one’s action.
Psychiatry Lack of will or motivation, often expressed as inability to make decisions.

abulia

Neurology ↓ action and thought coupled with indifference or lack of concern about the consequences of action Psychiatry Lack of will or motivation, often expressed as inability to make decisions. See Anhedonia.

a·bu·li·a

(ā-bū'lē-ă)
1. Loss or impairment of the ability to perform voluntary actions or to make decisions.
2. Reduction in speech, movement, thought, and emotional reaction; a common result of bilateral frontal lobe disease.
[G. a- priv. + boulē, will]

abulia

Loss or impairment of the ability to act decisively, make decisions, or perform actions. Abulia may be caused by DEPRESSION, TUMOUR or other disorders of the frontal lobes of the brain, PREFRONTAL LEUCOTOMY, STROKE or intoxication with NEUROLEPTIC drugs.

a·bu·li·a

(ā-bū'lē-ă)
1. Loss or impairment of the ability to perform voluntary actions or to make decisions.
2. Reduction in speech, movement, thought, and emotional reaction.
[G. a- priv. + boulē, will]
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